Topic: Section 7. Cognizance of offences, The Dowry Prohibition Act 1961
Section 7. Cognizance of offences.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, (5 of 1898.)--
(a) no court inferior to that of a presidency magistrate or a magistrate of the first class shall try any offence under this Act;
(b) no court shall take cognizance of any such offence except on a complaint made within one year from the date of the offence;
(c) it shall be lawful for a presidency magistrate or a magistrate of the first class to pass any sentence authorised by this Act on any person convicted of an offence under this Act.